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MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 2020

  • Time remaining: 2m 2w 6d 20h 23m
  • Status: Open
  • Open date: 16 Jun 2020
  • Closing date: 8 Sep 2020 16:00 GMT+1
  • Type: Grants, Researcher-led

Please note change to previous calls – the African Research Leader candidate should now apply as the Principal Investigator (PI) on the grant and the UK-based mentor should be included as the first-named Co-Investigator (Co-I). If successful, the award will be made to and administered by the African Research Organisation.

The UK Medical Research Council and the UK Department for International Development announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards.

This MRC/ DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high-quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. The African Research Leader (ARL; PI) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner (i.e. the UK Co-Investigator; Co-I).

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